{mosimage}The Washington Times, By Lord Archer and Bruce McColm: On Dec. 27, during one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest occasions, Ashura, millions of Iranians poured out onto the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities, defying warnings and a brutal crackdown by the security forces, to call for the overthrow of the now increasingly vulnerable theocracy. Who could have thought that a theocratic regime like Tehran would murder its opponents in bright daylight on such a day? Welcome to the Iran of today.

{mosimage}BPCIF: On 2 December 2009, the Lord Slynn of Hadley European Law Foundation celebrated the life and work of Gordon Slynn at an event at Gray’s Inn.

{mosimage}Birmingham Post: Birmingham lawyer has become the spokesman for the UK’s legal industry in condemning an attack by Iraqi forces on a refugee camp.

{mosimage}London Evening Standard: A teenage girl on hunger strike outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square returned to begin a third week without food after being rushed to hospital.